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Welcome to The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel Dyeing!

3 jars

New! Easy! Fun! The Wooly Mason Jar Way! 

Solutions are the solution!

Using only 3 Pro Chemical acid dyes warm primary solutions (plus a little brown, black and grey) we go back to basics in this simple painterly style of color wheel dyeing. You can learn the color wheel while dyeing and create your own beautiful palette which you will understand and be able to reproduce each of the of the 172 color swatch samples in just 5 minutes using microwave or a little longer on the stove! Pretty much foolproof!

No book! No math! No fancy pots, no fancy spoons, just use you mason jars along. I believe in using what you have! I found an easier way of measuring dyes and now weigh my dyes with a small jewellers gram scale which is so simple and accurate!


Dye your own Wool Fabric, Yarn or Fleece using the exact same way using 8 value color swatch cards!

New!!!

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Option 1 - Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel Cards only $110.00

Option 2 - Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel MEGA  kit includes cards, 6 dyes, stainless steel ladles, jewellers gram scale and weigh boats $199.00 



About

About how this all started...

After spending too much money on too many things that I really didn't need or understand and just to have them sit on the shelf collecting dust I decided to go back to basics to relearn dyeing.

  I dyed my own personal pallette and color wheel with the help April DeConick from Red Jack Rugs.

 My mistakes turned into my good fortune and I discovered an easier method for me to understand. I knew I had to simplify it and make something that made sense for me and others like me.

 No need to waste money any more I now have the system that will look after all our dyeing needs.

 This system was too good to not share, it is fun, easy and learn the color wheel as you go! All the hard work is done for you.

 I can’t afford to play with yards of wool and never be able to duplicate the color unless I dye another large piece. Working with 3" x 18"pieces lets you play without the worry of breaking the bank. If you make a mistake on  a 3" x 18" piece of wool it is not a big deal just over dye it. This freedom is sooo much fun!!!

I am offering my homemade swatch/color wheel/recipe cards for dyeing as an aid to beginner and experienced dyers.

 I am not an expert by no means but this is easy to follow and my friends have all urged me to sell some. I hope to help a few people out as well as recover some of my expenses. Thanks for visiting.

Most cards are printed, laminated and put together by me which is time consuming so I take orders and fill them as I go. This is the therapy I need for my wool addiction. So please be patient.

Thanks for having a look. Please contact me with any questions lucy@thewoolymasonjar.com

If you wish to go deeper into palette dyeing April Deconnick has a book The Wool Palette that is more in depth for advanced dyers.


The Wooly Mason Jar Dye System was developed from the dyeing system created and published by April D. DeConick, The Wool Palette: A Rug Hooker's Guide to Dyeing Your Own Color Palette of Wool (revised edition; aprildeconickrugstudio.com).

How Easy The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel dye Sytem Works!

Color Wheel prices.

Prices for The Wooly Mason Jar Dye System.

        

Option 1 (Cards Only)

  The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel hand laminated
 "playing cards" only includes:

Laminated cover instruction card.12 - 8 value color wheel recipe cards 

12 - tones and shades sample cards

2 - 8 value cards of charcoal grey and chestnut brown

2 - conversion sleeves which allow you to dye up to 1/2 yard.

Card Set only

 $110.00 tax included plus postage   

PLEASE NOTE A JEWELLERS GRAM SCALE (.01 g) IS NOW NEEDED TO WEIGHT THE DYES. 

Use your kitchen scale is used for weighing wool amounts.

WMJ “COOL” EXPANSION 1

Cool Expansion 1

  

Here is is folks the anticipated "COOL" EXPANSION 1!
Exact same Color Wheel Clock mixing but with 3 new ProChem Primaries! C1-PC Fuchsia 349, C5-PC Sun Yellow 119 and C9-PC Turquoise 478! And of course your Chestnut Brown and Black from your previous kit!
Remember our original set numbers were "W" for Warm now these numbers are "C" for Cool.With these and now that you know how my system works you can simply just make only 6 jars which include your   3 Primary Jars C1 FUCHSIA, C5 YELLOWANDC9TURQUOISE +3Secondaries C3ORANGE,C7 GREEN AND C11 VIOLET.Mix the remaining Tertiaries only when needed by mixing equal parts of a primary a secondary jar! Could be 1/2 tsp of each one 1 Cup of each! Equal parts is equal parts!

$110.00 Cards only
$120.00 Cards +small preweighed Dye packets 

Includes pre portioned weighed PC dyes (2 g primary + .2g brown) to make 2 Cups of each Primaries plus Black  to get you going.
 Order your own from Prochem after that or check with me if you have questions.  
Please email me at lucy@thewoolymasonjar.com before ordering if you have not used my system. I like to make sure you understand what you need. Thank you.

WMJ Skin Tones

Skin tone tutorials 

Dyeing

    Diluting and reducing small amounts :: This is how I make small amounts for single swatches in Skin Tones.


Original Patterns by Lucy Richard

Watch and learn with me!

Part1




What is The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel Dyeing System?

INTRODUCTION

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More videos.




People often ask it they can dye primitive colors with my system. 

Of course you can as with any dyes but I find it easiest just to use a grey or tan wool. Try lots of different wools and each time you get a little something different! 

Here are a few examples!

WMJ Dye Recipes

12 Jul 2020

MODIGLIANI ALICE WALL with WMJ original dye system.

While helping my sister get ready for a class at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America on Modigliani.

This lovely blue on the back wall to the right of Modigliani Alice and so much fun to dye. In yarn and wool.

Click here for the recipe

Dye Tip Files

Dye Tips

    How to create Putty Colors :: Easy toning of color swatches.

    Diann McDonalds 10g mini spot dyeing. :: Mini skein spot dyeing with Diann McDonald

    Skin tones and reducing to smaller values.